DENVER GOLD® columbine

Aquilegia chrysantha

A particularly showy race of the golden columbine of the southern Rockies. The huge, yellow flowers can be over three inches across and the spurs are even longer. The plants often bloom from May to autumn frost and self sow generously. Perennial. Read more here.

Tips from the pros: Remove spent flowers in late June to encourage longer blooming. Foliage often declines in mid-summer so cut it back to the ground and allow it to regrow for fall. Best planted in masses since they can smother smaller plants. May self-seed. Tolerates dry shade.
Plant Type Perennial
Height 30-36 inches
Width 16-20 inches
Flowering Season Late spring to frost
Flower Color Yellow
Sun Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Water Needs Moderate to moist
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 3-8
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant No
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2001
Annual Commercial Maintenance Hand trim back dead stems in spring.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance and allow to go to seed. Thin out any undesireable seedlings.
Elevation Guide Up to 9000 ft